Unresponsive and breathing film transcript - secondary
One minute we were just having a laugh round our mate’s house, the next it was all sirens
and panic. It was horrible.
We’d just sat some of our college exams, so we were celebrating, as you do. We got our mate
in the year above to get us some booze, and the three of us went back to hers.
It was great – we had the tunes up really loud, got some pizza in, had a few bottles of cider,
some beers, Sophie already had some tequila in the house... Thinking back, we probably did
get a bit carried away.
It took a while to realise that Mark wasn’t there anymore. I guess we were too busy having a
good time. I went upstairs to have a look, and that’s when I found him.
The toilet door was open just a crack, I tried to get in, I had to force the door, and then I
realised Mark was collapsed against it.
I managed to squeeze in, and I checked to see if he was still breathing, and he was, but he’d
been sick. I can remember the smell... I thought he might choke so I put him on his side and
tilted his head back.
The music seemed so loud downstairs. It was filling my brain, I couldn’t think straight. So I
yelled for Sophie to switch it off and call 999, to get help.
I kept telling Mark that it was going to be alright while we waited for the ambulance, and he told
me after he could hear me and it made him feel calm - I don’t know how - I didn’t feel calm at
all. I’m just glad that I was there to help my friend when he needed me.
What would you do if you found someone who was unresponsive and breathing?